Failed home invasion with fake shotgun leaves one hospitalized, one on the run

Posted at 6:39 AM, Jul 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-22 18:28:58-04

Newport News, Va. – One man is in the hospital and another is on the run after a failed home invasion with a fake shotgun in Newport News early Tuesday morning.

The two forced their way into a rooming house on 31st street around 4:45am, police say.

After entering the house, they forced their way into a room armed with two pipes bound together to resemble a shotgun and began to attack and rob the man that lived in that room.

The man quickly realized it was not a real shotgun and fought back injuring the suspects.

One man was hospitalized with injuries, the other escaped.

The victim says he only had $13 on him and was asleep when the suspects broke into the home.

Stay tuned for updates as they become available.